Golden Temple: News

06 Jun 2024

Indira Gandhi

Operation Blue Star anniversary: Pro-Khalistan slogans raised at Golden Temple  

A number of Sikh community members raised pro-Khalistan slogans inside the Golden Temple premises on the 40th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Thursday.

20 Jun 2023

Punjab Government

Amid PTC head's challenge, Punjab Assembly approves 'free' Gurbani telecast

Claiming to make Gurbani "free for all," the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2023, thus ensuring the free broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple.

19 Jun 2023


Punjab: Bhagwant Mann's free Gurbani telecast call sparks outrage

The Punjab government will table a resolution in the Assembly during a special session on Tuesday to make the broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple free for all.

11 May 2023


Amritsar: Third blast reported near Golden Temple, suspects nabbed

A low-intensity blast was reported in the early hours of Thursday on Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, for the third time since last Saturday. Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the explosion.

08 May 2023


Amritsar: Explosion near Golden Temple, second one in 24 hours

A second blast reportedly took place on Monday morning at Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Punjab's Amritsar, just hours after an individual was injured in a similar explosion at the same spot.

06 Jun 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Operation Blue Star anniversary: Pro-Khalistan sloganeering at Golden Temple

Followers of the extremist Sikh organizations raised pro-Khalistan slogans at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on the 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, PTI reported.

19 Feb 2022


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24 Dec 2021


Kapurthala lynching: CM says no sacrilege; Gurdwara caretaker arrested

There is no evidence of sacrilege in the case involving the mob lynching of a man in Kapurthala, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said on Friday.

19 Dec 2021


Punjab: After Golden Temple, Kapurthala man lynched over 'sacrilege'

A day after a man was beaten to death at the Golden Temple in Punjab's Amritsar, another man was lynched in Kapurthala over alleged sacrilege.

19 Dec 2021


Man accused of 'sacrilege' beaten to death at Golden Temple

A young man was beaten to death by a mob over alleged sacrilege at the Golden Temple in Amritsar Saturday evening.

02 Apr 2020


Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

In a sorrowful development, Giani Nirmal Singh, the former Hazroori Ragi of Golden Temple, passed away on Thursday morning, a day after testing positive for coronavirus.

17 Feb 2020


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14 Nov 2019

Deepika Padukone

Deepika chooses red saree for wedding-anniversary. Here's why it's special

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. They kicked off the celebrations by visiting Tirumala Tirupati Temple, and Deepika chose a red saree for the event.

14 Nov 2019


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Bringing along the winter season, November is a month marked by awaited celebrations.

31 Oct 2019


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From magnificent hills to beautiful deserts and serene valleys, North India has it all.

21 May 2019


#OnThisDay: Sushmita Sen was crowned 'Miss Universe' 25 years ago

Vivacious actress Sushmita Sen made India proud back in the year 1994, when she became the first Indian to be crowned Miss Universe.

15 Apr 2019


#TravelBytes: Top 5 weekend getaways from Bengaluru

Need a break from the crazy city traffic, the maddening crowds, and not-to-mention, another week at your desk job?

04 Sep 2018


#TravelBytes: Best places to visit in September in India

With the monsoon showers starting to recede, paving for the coming Autumn season, September makes for an apt period to plan your next outing.

24 Aug 2018


BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The BJP today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for invoking Guru Nanak Dev during his address in Germany, saying he should apologize for the heinous crime at the Golden Temple during 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

19 Aug 2018


UK Govt distances itself from pro-Khalistan-rally that triggered diplomatic tensions

The UK Government has distanced itself from the issue of a pro-Khalistan rally organized by Sikh separatist groups at London's Trafalgar Square.

17 Jul 2018


Main entrance of Golden Temple to be plated with gold

A dome atop the main entrance of the Golden Temple would be plated with gold, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said, adding that devotees were generously donating ornaments for decorating the holiest religious site for Sikhs.

Kashmir: NSG commandos to be deployed to deal with terrorists

The Ministry of Home Affairs is examining a proposal to deploy a contingent of National Security Guard (NSG) commandos in the Kashmir Valley so that they can join the Indian Army, the CRPF and the state police when a high-risk militancy related incident takes place.

26 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist

Multiple non-NDA states have alleged that the Central government's shortlist of 17 tourism destinations to be developed into "iconic tourism sites" reeks of political bias.

24 Apr 2018


British diplomat calls Golden Temple a 'mosque,' faces ire

The head of Britain's diplomatic service in the Foreign Office, Sir Simon McDonald, faced the wrath of the public after calling the Golden Temple in Amritsar a 'mosque.'

14 Apr 2018


UN: Sikhs protest against minority atrocities during Ambedkar's birth-anniversary celebration

A group of Sikhs staged protests against alleged atrocities perpetrated against minority commUNities in India during the commemoration of Babasaheb Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary at the United Nations Headquarters.

25 Feb 2018

Akshay Kumar

Arjun, Parineeti starrer 'Namastey England' to release on December 7

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer "Namastey England" will release on December 7 this year.

21 Feb 2018


Amid purportedly strained visit, Trudeau, Amarinder Singh discuss Khalistan

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's first India visit has been marred by reports that the government has given him a "cold shoulder."

10 Jan 2018


After Canada, US Sikh body bans Indian officials from Gurdwaras

Last week, several gurdwaras in Canada's Ontario banned Indian officials. They were apparently irritated with officials' constant interference.

06 Jun 2017


Sikhs commemorate 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star

Sikhs around the world convened at the Golden Temple on Tuesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

11 May 2017

1984 Anti Sikh Riots

India upset as Canadian PM attends event with Bhindranwale's photo

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has ruffled the Indian government's feathers by attending a felicitation event where Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale's photos were on display.